Tommy Edwards

Tommy Edwards Tommy Edwards (February 17, 1922 — October 22, 1969) was an African American singer and songwriter. His biggest-selling record was with the multi-million-selling song, "It's All in the Game." Born Thomas Edwards in Richmond, Virginia, Edwards was an R&B; singer most remembered for his 1958, Billboard No. 1, "It's All in the Game." He sang his hit song on The Ed Sullivan Show, on 14 September, 1958. The song was composed by the then-future U.S. Vice-President, Charles G. Dawes in 1912, as "Melody in A Major," with lyrics written in 1951 by Carl Sigman. Edwards originally recorded and charted the song in 1951, but it only climbed to # 18 on the chart. The better-known 1958 version was on the same record label (MGM) and backed by the same orchestra leader (Leroy Holmes), but with a different arrangement more suited to the rock and roll-influenced style of the time. As well as topping the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the song also got to number one on the R&B; chart, and in the UK Singles...



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